I have a few issues with my car. After trying to start my car up one night it failed to start., turned off the ignition and tried again then started.. but afterwards heres what happened.
Car: 2003 Mazda Protege5 (Automatic w/tiptronic)
1. Trip odometer resetted (mileage still there)
2. A/C No more cold air
3. Radio is dead
4. Aftermarket Viper car alarm screwing up
. Changed the radio fuse but still no luck, brushed clean battery terminals, no luck again.
5. After turning on engine (after cleaning the battery terminals) and while pressing the brake, I cannot shift out of park (i would have to use the manual override)
6. Power mirror controls dead
7. "AT" and "Check Engine" light stays on
8. Stays in gear 3
Friends say its an electrical problem.. usually I have my cousin fix up my car but he got shipped off.
Any ideas on what to do?
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Re: Possible electrical problem? Please help
The thing you not going to like what i say is remove the alarm system. this is most likely causing your issues as the alarm interacts with some of the electrical's you described. this may cut down a lot of your issue's. I recommend someone from a shop to do this as wires may need to be repaired while system is removed.
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Fact that it starts with easy start (ether?) should mean it is not getting correct fuel supply. I would start by testing fuel pressure, even though you say the pump is working. You can have fuel delivery and still not have enough pressure to operate injectors. Just a thought.
I think what you are describing is a fault in the on-board anti-theft circuit. When you start the engine, and the problem occurs, Do you notice a light on the gauge cluster that starts flashing. It will either read "Security" or would be a picture of a lock. If you confirm this then you may need to have the ignition switch replaced. An ignition switch failure is the most common failure but it does not promise that your car will be fixed if you replace it. Other problems could be causing this problem but that would require your car to be diagnosed at your local GM dealer. If by chance, you were referring to your "Car Alarm" them that changes everything. After Market car alarms can be troublesome. They are an add-on and do not offer any assistance with diagnostics. When they fail, you have it uninstalled or replaced. Personally, I think they are a waist of money. I hope both of these comments help you. If you have other questions, please write back. I will be more than happy to answer any of your questions. If so, please try to be as detailed and specific, as possible. Good luck.
I have helped many Honda/Acura owners on this issue. Many mechanics will replace many parts prior to solving this problem, which then creates unnecessary repairs and spending. So here is my diagnosis: Notice if your speedometer drops to zero when your engine dies while driving. If this happens its your ignition switch failing. Ignition switches in Honda/Acura vehicles years 97-02 encounter faulty or shorted internal contacts. This causes premateur electrical failure to vital engine electrical parts, causing vehicle to stall intermittedly. A recall has been in place since 2002, approximately 1.3mil vehicles are affected, call your local honda/acura dealer for info and possible free repair or replace the ignition switch yourself. Hopefully my info helps you!!
Possible trash in fuel tank clogging up the pump. All the ethanol in gas these days also seams to do a lot of damage to components. May also be a electrical issue. Just a few possibilities, but a start.
Most likely you have some internal trans issues going on. It may be possible that reverse has failed. I would have a transmission pressure check performed. This test will help determine what is going on with the transmission.
Hello, I would assume this is a starter problem. You can go to Autozone and get a free diagnostic of your electrical system for free and tell you if your starter, alternator, battery is bad and/or if you have any trouble codes present in your system. I would also check your battery connections to see if they are tight and I would also check and see if your starter cables are tight as well. I hope this helps you and Good Luck!
Honda has a long history of ignition distributor issues, heat play a major role in these delecate components, in older vehicles they get hot and the circuitry inside failes and after a wait period the vehicle will start again this happens to many cars, nissan, older Gm ,ford, Replacing the distributor has solved this problem for many honda owners and I believe you e also having this very same problem.
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